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Asthma and Allergy Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Welcome to the Asthma Allergy Team

We are looking a Band 5 nurse who would like to further their career, you need to be passionate and open to challenges and learning new skills, enjoy working as part of an expanding and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team, as well as being able to manage your own workload accordingly.As a Regional Asthma Centre for the South of England and we have a wide caseload with difficult airways clinics twice a week and daily in-patient ward reviews. We also have a wide range of treatments includes monoclonal antibodies via subcutaneous injection or intravenous infusions for severe and difficult asthma.

The service provides in-depth service with the Allergy team recognised by the World Allergy Organisation ( WAO) and you will be a part of this team as well supporting various clinics after training.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 02381204325 or look for Senior Sister Ellie Rayala-Montaniel.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We're proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Instigates programmes of care, using evidenced-based practice, that address the patients complex and changing health requirements including allergy testing, difficult airways and latest asthma care for patients in the tertiary level.
  • Promotes well-being among patients, encouraging them and advising them on how to optimise their own health status through managing their symptoms and correct use of devices.
  • Establishes and maintains good communication with a range of patients and, where appropriate, their family and carers, in a variety of potentially complex and stressful situations.
  • Liaises closely with the multi-disciplinary team when the patients respiratory needs are beyond their own scope of practice and appropriately refers to and/or other relevant agencies and health care professionals, where necessary.
  • Recognises when emergency assistance or additional support is required and is aware of the correct procedures and pathways to adhere to in order to alert others to take action.
  • Health and physical abilities sufficient for the post (if necessary with reasonable adjustments with respect to the Equality Act/Disability Discrimination Act)
  • Registered nurse/midwife, Degree-level modules in relevant subject or evidence of CPD to Bachelor degree-level equivalence. Post-qualification training relevant to specialism/area of practice.
  • Positive attitude, problem-solving approach, evidenced based care philosophy, enthusiasm for nursing and speciality over all team player with good working relationships.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Skills and competencies


  • Prioritisation
  • Teamwork
  • Multitasking
  • Time management
  • People management
  • Facilitation skills
  • General IT skills

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Knowledge of own role within the team
  • Provide evidence of teaching and supporting learners in practice in the role of practice supervisor
  • Awareness of evidence-based practice
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Able to use initiative


  • Evidence of recent study
  • Previous experience/qualification in relevant specialty
  • Teaching experience

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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